Jentashapir Journal of Health Research

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Extracellular Esterase Secretion by Vaginal Isolates of Candida Albicans

Zahra Seifi 1 and Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi 1 , 2 , *
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1 Department of Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
2 Health and Research Institute, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
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  • Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: August 01, 2014, 5 (4); e21881
  • Published Online: August 11, 2014
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: October 5, 2013
  • Revised: October 7, 2013
  • Accepted: October 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.17795/jjhr-21881

To Cite: Seifi Z, Zarei Mahmoudabadi A. Extracellular Esterase Secretion by Vaginal Isolates of Candida Albicans, Jentashapir J Health Res. 2014 ; 5(4):e21881. doi: 10.17795/jjhr-21881.

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